Commissioners

Registration

Handbook

First-Time Commissioners

Committees of Commissioners

Food Functions

 Commissioner Registration

Registration Fee:

  • $525 – Teaching Elders
  • $300 – Ruling Elders
  • $300 – Elders from churches with less than $150,000 in annual income (per their 2021 statistics)
  • $150 – Honorably Retired Teaching Elders
  • $150 – Ruling Elder Emeritus

Scholarships are available.

Confirmation Information
  • Once your registration is processed you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you did not receive a confirmation email or you need to make changes to your registration, please email events@pcanet.org.
  • Hotel Information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
  • General Assembly Information Book – The 2024 General Assembly Information Booklet is now digital! The link will be available in your confirmation email.
  • Commissioner Handbook – Login information will be emailed to registered commissioners a month prior to GA.
Refunds

Early registrations are vital for financing the upcoming General Assembly (and we are exceedingly grateful for those who so register every year). Registering now also ensures immediate access to the Commissioner Handbook when it is complete, as well as all related Assembly communications. If you register now and find you are unable to attend the General Assembly, then please follow the instructions below:

Please send your refund request in writing to events@pcanet.org.

  • Before May 9, 2024 – receive a full refund
  • May 10 – 20, 2024 – receive half of a refund
  • After May 21, 2024 – except for extraordinary circumstances, no refund will be considered.

 Handbook 

The Commissioner Handbook will be available online one month before General Assembly. Login information will be sent to registered commissioners at that time. The Supplement to the Commissioner Handbook will be available online a week before GA.

 First-Time Commissioners 

Make the most of your opportunity to serve as a new commissioner to the PCA General Assembly!

Tips
  • Attend the First Time Commissioner Dinner held on Tuesday night at GA. Sign-up HERE.
  • Plan to attend the GA for Rookies seminar!
  • Register to attend a food function.
  • Bring your family! Be sure to check out the Women and Family Events. If the activities are not sold out, onsite registration may be available.
  • Consider serving on a Committee of Commissioners. Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and would be willing to serve.
  • Consider volunteering as a Floor Clerk or Seminar Room Host. This is a great way to meet other elders and learn more about the business of General Assembly.
Resources
  • Read A Basic Guide to the PCA General Assembly, a booklet by Dr. Stephen Estock.
  • Download the ShareFile and General Assembly apps:
    • ShareFile – access the Commissioner Handbook and see General Assembly documents, including onsite reports.
    • General Assembly app  – provides information on schedules, food events, seminars and exhibitors, and opportunities to interact with other attendees.
  • Read the Commissioner Handbook: Available for download a month prior to GA.

 Committees of Commissioners 

Serving on a Committee of Commissioners (CoC) is one of the best ways to be involved at General Assembly. It is a great opportunity to learn and influence the work of the PCA.

What is the purpose of Committees of Commissioners?

Committees of Commissioners are designed as part of the checks and balances for the PCA. The CoCs review each ministry’s accomplishments and plans for the year, along with their reports and recommendations (included in the Commissioner Handbook). The CoCs, one for each PCA Committee and Agency, are made up of commissioners chosen by their presbyteries according to a formula in the Rules of Assembly Operations (RAO). Every presbytery may have a representative on each CoC.

How do I serve on a Committee of Commissioners?

Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and are willing to serve.

For the presbytery clerks contact list, click here.

How long do I serve?

The CoCs only meet onsite during the week of General Assembly. The CoCs meet on Monday and Tuesday and then as needed during the remainder of the Assembly.

 Food Functions

Food functions are a great way to celebrate your ministry with your supporters, alumni, and friends! Food functions are also a wonderful tool to gather new contacts, make new relationships, and extend the reach of your organization. If you have questions, reach out to us at events@pcanet.org.

Get In Touch

PCA Administrative Committee

1700 North Brown Road
Suite 105
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

678-825-1000

ac@pcanet.org